A world of steam, grease, and blood.

There’s no place for peace. The precarious ceasefire between the factions has crumbled and this time war gets bigger, more vicious, and with true leaders. With months since the last engagements new areas of conflict have opened up, new ships have been spotted in the skies, and new leadership has ushered in vital missions that will decide the fate of the world.

If you want to survive read on. Continue reading

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Are you ready?

Are you ready?

Starting Wednesday November 9th, the new new patch hits and war comes to Icarus, but we need people to test it out before hand! We’re doing a massive testing call tonight at 9 pm eastern, 1 AM GMT (we believe with the daylight savings.)

This is to give us an opportunity to look through all the new UI, systems, and exciting features we’re putting in and make sure there’s no major break points. Please come join us test and if you don’t have access to the dev app get your key here!

Find the full notes below! Continue reading

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Weeks of excitement!

Weeks of excitement!

Hey everyone!

We made it! We are 4 Years old! It has been an amazing adventure with great successes and great opportunities to learn. We want to thank everyone. From the people who played just a couple hours to the people who have literal months worth of play time, all of you have contributed to where we’re at today.

In-game right now you’ll find Fireworks turned on for this celebration! They’ll stay on for a bit and we hope you enjoy the colored skies. Also if you’ve previously signed up for our newsletter  before November 1st (which you can do at the right side of the page.) You have received not only a FREE copy of the game, but also over $30 worth of in-game items. This isn’t the end of the goodies though. Some more special stuff will be coming the 7th to everyone in-game including exclusive items you can only get by signing on during our birthday celebrations.

Also starting the 7th is the Beta will be in-game! All players will get a chance to see all our new work and take part in Guns of Icarus’s first war! The faction map you played on has been completely revamped and during the Alpha players just got to play the pre-war stage. Be prepared for some ultra-violence!

Another special big thanks to everyone who has been testing with us over the past month and a half to try and improve the mobula, the squid, and skyball! We’re really close and we want to get ready for a creative test week. Basically every random idea that you ever murmured to yourself “I bet this would be fun.” Send in all your ideas to feedback@musegames.com and all the ones we can try we’ll put into the dev app. Things like changing numbers or like was suggested putting some of the stacks from the flare gun onto the secondary damage instead of just the primary (huge implications for things like burst.)

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Squid changes, skyball changes, and more being tested right now!

Squid changes, skyball changes, and more being tested right now!

Hello everyone,

Mayday Friday is back after its hiatus and we have a lot going on! As you’ve noticed we have an entirely new game mode that has a tournament coming up where you can win exclusive titles and eight copies of the game!

That’s not all that’s happening though, we are testing some new changes in the dev app. You can see them all here and get in on the action! Squids, mobulas, and Skyball will never be the same again!

Coming up is what our team is working on and our player of the week! Continue reading

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The highest level of skill and goofy barge antics

The word sprocket is tragically underused, but we’re fixing that with the Sprocket League Event on October 8th.  Earn exclusive titles and eight copies of Guns of Icarus here!

The new Skyball game mode will be christened in competitive blood, so grab your best team and join in!

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The Aerial Sport of Kings

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The most unique Guns of Icarus Game mode ever

For months we’ve been testing, tweaking, and creating for Skyball with the help of our testers and community ambassadors.

This newest mode pits our flying death machines in an violently-unfriendly fight for the ball. Use your wits, speed, and firepower to dominate across three novel maps.

Maim, Kill, Score!

See the full patch notes here
or follow the jump see the exciting highlights! Continue reading

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Bosses Proved to be a tad too powerful, but very impressive!

15,293 players were split between four factions four factions in a contest over the world. Some fought for rewards, some for pride, and others to simply test out new ships and forms of battle.  Regardless of the reasons, the remnants that you left behind have already begun to shape the story and world of Guns of Icarus.  The Chaladonians pushed aggressively into the mainland from their isle homes while the Baronites defended against their advancement.  Despite the Anglean’s devastating plunders in the north, they were cornered and contained.  It looked like the Chaladonians would be victorious but a stalwart last stand from the Merchants propelled them to the finish line.  It was clear that with passion and perseverance, even the greatest odds can be overcome.

We heard so much positivity from this event, players excited about all the new and exciting things, but just as importantly we heard the parts we can and must improve for the game. Guns of Icarus would not be possible without players giving us amazing feedback from 11,000 word dissertations to short emails on enjoying a single map. We hope to continue to hear everything you love, hate, and everything in between as we continue this humbling journey. At the end of this piece you’ll see a summary of many major points and our plans to tackle them.

The Open Alpha conflict will probably be remembered by many names like “Death to the Chalanoobs” or “Merchants, Merchants, MERCHANTS!”.  However, as some astute players have already noticed, things are not always as they seem.  This event begins to reveal the motivations behind factions.  This time, the threat came from across the the eastern channels.  Something deadly luked in the “Shadows of the Black Channel.” More on this will be coming out very soon. We want to make sure we put as much passion into lore creation as all of your did playing and fighting for every scrap of land. Expect some epic tales commemorating your time in the skies!

When all was said and done, every able bodied man and woman came to this conflict and permanently scarred this land with blood and scrap. They defended that factional homes with honor, attacked enemies with utmost ferocity.  Some won gloriously, and others were left behind.  Do not fret, because there will be more.

Follow the jump to see our feedback, results and plans. Continue reading

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